Canzoni Per Vivienne
What can heal the soul of a woman consumed by the label “hysterical”, by half of her life spent in an asylum, and by the massive use of psychiatric drugs? The search for beauty and the hope of being able to portray it with words may not be enough, but it could surely help. Encouraged by fellow musician, translator, and literature expert Massimo Ceravolo, Nicole Stella investigates the healing power of art, the condition of women and the mental health stigma in a seven-track, acoustic concept album inspired by the story of Vivienne Haigh-Wood. For the first time in Italian.
"Nicole Stella [...] delivers seven intense tracks, filled with acoustic sounds, a product of her multi-instrumentalist skills. Raw arrangements support the dramatic flair in each song. A beautiful, authentic, moving album: a slap and a caress at once." (Michele Neri, Vinile n.13 - May/June 2018 - English translation)